Australian Lunar Series II 2016 Year of the Monkey 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

Meticulously crafted from 1oz of pure silver, this 2016 year of the monkey coin is beautifully enhanced with selective 24-carat gilding.

Key features:

  • 99.9% pure silver
  • 2016 year of the monkey design
  • Monkeys gilded in 24-carat gold
  • Australian legal tender
Issue Limit 47,500


2016 Year of the monkey

In 2016 we celebrate the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, the monkey. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, quick-witted, optimistic, ambitious, and adventurous.

Gilded 24-carat gold design

The reverse of the coin depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey, gilded in 24-carat gold, sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for 'monkey' and the inscription 'Year of the Monkey' also appear in the design with The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark. Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.

04 2016 YearOfTheMonkey Silver 1oz Gilded InCase HighRes

Lunar presentation packaging and numbered certificate

Each coin is housed in a classic black and red display case and illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2016
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.60
Maximum Mintage 50,000
Finish Gilded
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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